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  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • Colombo Harbour : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a tug anchored in Colombo Harbour, British Ceylon, with a view of the open sea beyond the breakwater. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Spectators on the dock at the opening of the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : rear view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Events · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows some of the invited guests looking across the waters, towards the observation tower on the opposite side. The No. 5...
  • Floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the official opening ceremony of the Floating Dock on 14 August 1929. The picture shows the 50,000 ton floating dock in the Johore Straits. This dock had been towed in two sections from the United Kingdom where...
  • New Year Sea Sports, 1925 : general view [5]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a yacht with a crew of eight taking part in the New Year Sea Sports, on 1 January 1925. The annual regatta is held at the Singapore Harbour, off Collyer Quay. Several buildings can be seen in the background,...
  • Bottom of the floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph depicts a view of the bottom deck of the new floating dock, taken from above at one end of the dock....
  • The Governor's yacht "Sea Belle II" entering the dock : general view [2]

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows the bow of Sea Belle II, the Governor's yacht, breaking the rope hung across the entrance to the floating dock....
  • Boat taxis : general view [1]

    Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several sampans in the waters. The picture was taken onshore at Beach Road near Clyde Terrace Market. Each of the sampans was licensed, with some of the license numbers 2923, 880 and 1799 seen on the inside. No...
  • Horse-driven carriage: side view

    Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a horse-drawn carriage with an Egyptian driver wearing a fez (headgear). Suitcases are placed in front, at the driver’s feet. A passenger seated behind the driver can be seen partially. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Railway, Singapore : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a section of the railway line leading to Kranji. A note on the back indicates that the picture is taken northwards from Chancery Lane. Bukit Timah Canal can be seen on the left of the railway track, and...
  • Singapore River, 1970s : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This view of the Singapore River and Boat Quay could have been taken in late 1973 or early 1974, judging by the state of construction of the United Overseas Bank tower (far left) and Clifford Centre behind and immediately to its...
  • A family by a mini tram : group photograph

    Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a family posing for a photograph in a mini tram. A man is standing next to the mini tram. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat taxis : general view [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a large number of sampans in the waters. The picture was taken onshore at Beach Road near Clyde Terrace Market. Sugar cane, fruits and vegetables are being unloaded by the boatmen. A large pile of chipped granite used...
  • Observation tower on the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph is taken from one side of the floating dock and shows the observation tower on the far side, with a gangway...
  • H.M.S. Herald at the opening of the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : general view

    Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows H.M.S. Herald apparently under way in the Johore Straits near the floating dock. A survey ship, she served as guard-ship...
  • Workers at a railway construction site : general view [1]

    Transportation · Economy · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a group of workers working on an unfinished railway line. Debris and rubble can be seen in the background and foreground of the picture. A lady wearing a hat can be seen walking across a section of the...
  • Railway tracks on a mountain : aerial view

    Transportation · Nature and Environment · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts railway tracks surrounded by dense forest with mountains in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Horse-driven carriage parked at roadside at Port Said, Egypt

    Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a horse-drawn carriage parked at the roadside by the pier awaiting passengers. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • The Governor's yacht "Sea Belle II" in the dock : general view

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The image shows Sea Belle II, the Governor’s yacht coming alongside the inner part of the floating dock, having broken the rope across...
  • Seaplane at the opening of the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : general view

    Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows an R. A. F. flying boat circling in the sky. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
  • Bullock cart transporting goods

    Transportation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a bullock cart that is piled high with goods. The cart is pulled by two oxen, with the driver standing in the driver’s position at the front of the cart. No date of creation provided. Title devised by...
  • Floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : side view [3]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The image shows the view from the side of the floating dock with the observation tower at one end. This dock had been...
  • Singapore River : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Sports and Recreation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of the Singapore river, as seen from Elgin Bridge. Coleman Bridge can be seen in the middle. The Hill Street Police Station is on the right, near Coleman Bridge, while Tan Kim Seng’s godown is on...
  • Boat taxi : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a bare-chested boatman rowing a sampan ferrying an European family towards a swimming “pagar” on the coast at Tanjong Katong. The wife and daughter are seated in the middle of the sampan, using a parasol. The other members...